Another tough week for Hurricane soccer

Men’s Soccer
The Golden Hurricane men’s soccer team fell to another ranked team this week. This time, No. 17 USF came to town.
The tightly contested game started out well for Tulsa, as they earned a penalty kick 20 minutes in. Juan Sanchez stepped up and netted his first goal of this season. The rest of the first half saw more back-and-forth play, but neither team could get a goal.
Shortly after halftime, USF turned up the pressure. They managed to break through the Tulsa defense, scoring three goals in the span of five minutes. Later in the half, Kay Duit was able to bring Tulsa within one, but that was as close as they could get. USF took the victory, 3-2.
Tulsa is now 3-5-1 (1-2 American Athletic Conference) on the year. They have another home game coming up on Tuesday night. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. against Denver.

Women’s Soccer
The Golden Hurricane women’s soccer team dropped a pair of conference matchups this week.
On Sunday afternoon, they fell to USF 3-0. The Knights scored the first goal of the game within just two minutes. Later in the half, USF benefitted from a Tulsa own goal and found a 2-0 lead at halftime. Tulsa could not come back in the second half, even conceding an additional goal to fall by the final 3-0 score.
Tulsa then returned home to face off against UConn. The game was very low scoring, and for the second game in a row the Golden Hurricane were unable to put any goals on the board. UConn found their goal right after the halftime break, and it was all they needed to claim the win.
After the losses, the Golden Hurricane now have a 3-10-2 (1-4 American Athletic Conference) record. Next up is a home game against Temple on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Post Author: Joe Edmonds